How to Win Grant Funding

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online - Webinar

Date: Thursday, 15th April 2021 at 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Cost: FREE

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This webinar is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, Oxford Innovation and East Midlands Business. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This webinar will help you identify the correct funding for your business and help you to submit a competitive proposal.

Key issues we will cover include:

  • Who are “the funders” and what are they looking for?
  • Capital and Revenue funding
  • State Aid – what does it mean?
  • Application process – top tips (and common mistakes)
  • Financial projections – what are the funders looking for?
  • Examples of some of the funds available today.

Who should attend?

Businesses that want to apply for grant funding and to learn more about the funding landscape. This webinar is aimed at SMEs.

Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for this webinar.  


  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 2.45pm - 3.00pm - Break

  • 3.00pm - 3.45pm - Webinar presentation

  • 3.45pm - 4.00pm - Q&A

Speaker Information

David Smith

David divides his time between managing the Capital Growth Fund grant programme on behalf of EMB Ltd and providing business coaching for the resident customers in Mansfield Innovation Centre on behalf of Oxford Innovation. David has a wealth of experience, having managed various grant programmes and supported businesses across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to successfully secure in excess of £10m in funding over the past 5 years.

John O'Donnell

John is Business Finance Manager for the D2N2 Growth Hub. He has spent time in commercial finance working with SME Invoice Finance and has successfully helped businesses to raise funds through debt and equity routes. He's owned businesses himself and understands the challenges that businesses can face.

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